Old movie about a worldwide catastrophe of natural disasters and diseases

It’s an old movie, I reckon between 60’s and 80’s, the main character is a scientist, doctor, I believe. The entire world is affected by an epidemia that sets the scientific community to a desperate effort to find solutions. Our brave character leaves home and works restlessly in his laboratory, along with his colleagues. However all efforts run useless while natural disasters also strike the world badly. At the end our scientist too gets sick because of the same epidemia he tried to combat, I remember his hair drops randomly leaving him strangely bald.

The final scene is when already ruined he returns home after some weeks or months and he finds it destroyed and some people living in the ruins, he tries to expel them, but they beg him to allow them to say, and offer him a fruit, which at that point is a very valuable possession, he decides to stay there with them, they cry hugging each other, and the film ends.

A voice or letters appear at the end stating that this film is released in order to remember the world the possible consequences of the questionable way we are managing the planet.

5 thoughts on “Old movie about a worldwide catastrophe of natural disasters and diseases

    1. Absolutely. I looked the Wikipedia article of that movie and watched some video on YouTube about it, and it definitely is.
      Glad that now I know it and can look for the complete movie somewhere else.
      I appreciate very much your immediate and helpful answer.

  1. I did not remember well the cause of the disaster, I believed it was some sort of worldwide epidemia, didn’t know it was because of a nuclear war. But I am glad that I could describe the last scene accurately enough, I guess it helped to clearly identify the movie.
    Have a nice day, people.

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